Planning to travel? Trips and/or Vacations can be wonderful and exciting, or they can be huge disasters. Here are some tips to avoid stress and heartache while travelling.
First, always have a plan. Write out your itinerary, the transportation plans, accommodation, any travel documents (plane tickets, passports, insurance, etc.). With a good plan you beat the stress.
If you are planning to fly out, get your booking as early as possible, and why not look for hotels at the same time. Certain websites make deals between flights and specific hotels, find what works for you. Also, if travelling with a pet, consider hotel rules and regulations for pets find out the charges and requirements.
Make a check list
We’ve all had that feeling that we’ve forgotten something. Create a check list a couple days before you leave, and before you pack. While packing, check off the list, then the next day, or just before you leave, check it off again. During the second check you might remember something you didn’t think you needed! Don’t forget luggage tags. One trick is to have a luggage tag on the inside as well, just in case the exterior tags get detached.
Be Ready for Anything
Get a map of the area you are visiting. Better still install a GPS device and know well how to use it. In case of emergencies, be prepared with all necessary medical documents, and always carry original container of any medication that you or your travel companion is using.
Have a plan B. Anything can happen. But remember, as long as you have everything you need and the people with you are healthy and safe; don’t be afraid to let go of your base plans and go with the flow. It is a vacation after all. And most important, once you leave, after all of the prep work is done, lighten up and enjoy yourself.
Have a lovely vacation!